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By Frederick Reese Mimi Crown’s story is like millions of others that have been and are being told across America.

BY: SETH WILLIAMS With the compromise of 1877 and the end of the Reconstruction Era in the south, southern white

OV Staff   Harriet Tubman was an African American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. Born

Frederick Douglass was an American social reformer, orator, writer and stateman, Born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, he was taught to

  By Kiersten Willis Two-time NBA champion Ray Allen believes there aren’t many differences between the lessons the Jewish Holocaust

Image Courtesy of Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library Jane Bolin was the first

    Born into slavery and freed by the Civil War, Booker Taliaferro Washington was an educator, author, and prominent

By OV Staff Elijah McCoy studied mechanical engineering in Scotland, then worked for the Michigan Central Railroad. He invented an

By David A. Anderson, Ph.D It was a somewhat mild February day in 1960. Still, scarves were tucked inside the

At OVTM, we frequently see interesting photos that give us a glimpse into the past. They tend to show us

Posted by Jae Jones – Vertner Woodson Tandy was an American architect. He was one of the seven founders of

Norman Rockwell’s 1964 painting depicts 6-year-old Ruby Bridges on the day she “integrated” New Orleans’ public schools. By Gus T.

  Not very much is known of his early childhood in New Orleans,but what is known are the achievements he would

Scientist and Educator (1864-1943) George Washington Carver was a renowned educator and inventor who devoted his life to improving the

~ By Kenya Malcolm Ph.D Parents are only one part of the picture, that’s true, but parents have a great